After a two thousand five hundred word manifesto…
a pliable non-adult (by insurance standards) is done,
done with his own short life, and not having achieved
his goal of promoting a race riot, no knowledge of one
simple thing… love, not the emotional kind but that
helps, love by choice to gain a voice of true conviction,
and it is by this conviction, of love, to see all humanity,
people, as needing a Savior… truth in His adoration
is when what we: learn, accept, acknowledge is found
to be the most noble of causes, to know love is life…
life renewing and overflowing, cleansing us of any and
all bitterness… peace overcomes hate and due strife.
I will not dignify a name given the individual that took life… took a fuller life from those Families affected by this drastic and wasted effort but know there is healing to come to those that cling to the very precepts of love; therein is ‘true’ hope to be found. The loss of one’s own family members can: hurt, cause us sadness (selfishly or not), create an emptiness (a void) and vex us to confusion- if we allow it to. Please know I’m a remarried Widower… and I know. There is a greater comfort found in knowing they wait for us and our time… death comes to us all but life eternal is to be realized by those that have made their choice for Jesus here- what all believers should lean on for the comfort they need to make it in a life fraught facing adversity. Yes, we may suffer but a little while (here) and yet we know this life continues… for the spirit is eternal.
Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.
[Below comes from this link, and you should click compare…. then look under Commentary]
Neither shall lie prolong–not a contradiction to Ecclesiastes 8:12.
The “prolonging” of his days there is only seeming, not real. Taking into account his eternal existence, his present days, however seemingly long, are really short. God’s delay ( Ecclesiastes 8:11 ) exists only in man’s short-sighted view. It gives scope to the sinner to repent, or else to fill up his full measure of guilt; and so, in either case, tends to the final vindication of God’s ways. It gives exercise to the faith, patience, and perseverance of saints.
Reply to Ecclesiastes 8:14 Ecclesiastes 8:15 . When I applied myself to observe man’s toils after happiness (some of them so incessant as not to allow sufficient time for “sleep”), then ( Ecclesiastes 8:17 , the apodosis) I saw that man cannot find out (the reason of) God’s inscrutable dealings with the “just” and with the “wicked” here ( Ecclesiastes 8:14, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Job 5:9, Romans 11:33 ); his duty is to acquiesce in them as good, because they are God’s, though he sees not all the reasons for them ( Psalms 73:16 ). It is enough to know “the righteous are in God’s hand” ( Ecclesiastes 9:1 ). “Over wise” ( Ecclesiastes 7:16 ); that is, Speculations above what is written are vain.
[The abstract below from R. David Rightmire… found here]
As the means of redemption, the death of Jesus provides a deliverance that involves not only forgiveness of sin ( Eph 1:7 ; Col 1:14 ), but also newness of life ( Rom 6:4 ). The central theme of redemption in Scripture is that God has taken the initiative to act compassionately on behalf of those who are powerless to help themselves. The New Testament makes clear that divine redemption includes God’s identification with humanity in its plight, and the securing of liberation of humankind through the obedience, suffering, death, and resurrection of the incarnate Son.